Our Planet Archive

5 Amazing Finds Beneath the Sands of the Sahara

By far the largest desert in the world, The Sahara Desert, has a surprising history hidden beneath its sand. Signs of past life has occasionally exposed itself to the modern world. Here are five amazing finds from beneath the sands of the Sahara.

What Is Hidden Under The Greenland Ice Sheet?

In the Ted talk, Glaciologist Kristin Poinar discusses recent discoveries about the Greenland ice sheet. This ice sheet is massive and melting. Advanced technology is revealing its secrets. Find out what they’ve found hidden under the ice.

How Big Is The Atmosphere?

This animation describes the various layers of the atmosphere and the height of each. The atmosphere’s layers from the ground up are the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and the Exosphere. This video shows the layers to scale and describes what can be found at each layer.